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September 17, 2011 (Saturday)'s note, opinion and commentary: 

We thank Deacon Christopher Herman, the son of our former spiritual father, Vladyka Michael Peter Herman of reposed memory for providing us the articles and their various links.

We believe that what is presented is a step in the right direction to bring our Orthodox Faith alive to all and a means to cure some of the ills that separate our Roman faithful from the root, ground and base of all things Christian: being Orthodox Catholic Christianity that began in the A.D. 800's and culminated in the official schism of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church from Orthodoxy in 1054 A.D. 

By presenting these articles and informational pages and subsequent, hoped for, weekly presentations, this endeavor will reach a wider audience and provide a means for dialogue.  For it is in and through the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, our Savior, that love, compassion and understanding may come about.  In saying this truth, it also means that we make another attempt to fulfill the ideal of why we are called "Christian" ...

Orthodoxy is not a religion.  It is CHRISTIANITY itself! To a true Christian, the events taking place through out the world and locally in the USA today is important because of how it may (and in some instances has) affected our religious rights and freedoms here in the U.S.A and in some other Western World Countries already.

Initially we had begun by "Subject" but found that by "DATE" is a better format.  Thus, the former entitled "Concerning" below are a form of archival resources while the remainder is by dating. 

As Thou, Father, art in me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us. (John 17:21)

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Christopher Herman 12:29pm Sep 17
The difference between what he actually said and what the media is saying he said, regardless of whether one thinks he was right to say what he did say.

Christopher Herman 6:21am Sep 17
World's Greatest Creation Scientists from Y1K to Y2K

Shining Through Materialistic Darkness
Mendel • Pasteur • Lister • Leavitt • Carver • Von Br

Christopher Herman 8:50am Sep 17
"Obama is seeking more federal bailouts for state governments as part of his "jobs stimulus." A new study from two Harvard economists suggests this plan would be particularly helpful to states with left-leaning legislators and strong public sector unions. But if we ever want to rein in big government, we must return to fiscal federalism, and let the states compete to make fiscally-sound policy. "Like" this post if you agree states shouldn't be added to the list of "too big to fail.""
One Reason Obama Wants Another State Bailout

I recently discussed why the additional federal subsidies for state and local government that Presid

Christopher Herman 12:02pm Sep 17
"Robert F., a small-business employer for 22 years, shares the rarely-addressed point of view of the employer:
I own a security firm in a major Western-U.S. city. I have been an employer for 22 years. What a nightmare it is! Few seem to understand why businesses don’t want to hire–here’s my perspective. Once I hire someone, I am party to a relationship that is full of risk. What usually happens is the “check harvesting” situation where just enough work is done to extract a paycheck. I am on the hook for matching Social Security tax, medicare tax, city occupational tax, unemployment tax, federal unemployment tax, workers comp insurance and all the abuse that goes along with that system. I have to withold State and Federal income taxes with ridiculous penalties for late payments. Often I will get served with a garnishment or child support levy for an employee, and I am on the hook for all this. If I fail to withold on a garnishment I become liable to pay the debt.

To take one real-life example of many: after all this, the employee can’t get along with others, grows a beard and says it’s a religious right, needs weekends off because he goes to church and it’s descriminatory for me not to give him time off for his beliefs…. soon I’m looking for a way to fire him. Now the rage begins! I am subject to violence, attacks, retribution, slander– everything all because the employee won’t/can’t do the job he accepted.

I have been through terminations where I was threatened with a gun, had to call the cops, etc. The usual take is that the police will take action after the homicide spree is done with. My nice Chrysler car got a cinder block thrown out the window a few years back (oh, but there’s no proof it’s the guy I fired one week ago who punched his fist through the window and had the paramedics haul off out of my office.)

Sure, I’ve had some great employees too–people who I only have good things to say about. I also paid them every cent I owed them and they often got more than their base pay–bonuses, extras, etc. But I could write another two pages on malicious lawsuits. For example, I promote some guy and a woman is burned up because she didn’t get it and “it’s discrimination.” One guy is gay and other employees tease– my job to step in and mediate and manage the mess and “This is a hateful workplace-I’m going to be talking to a lawyer.”

If I advertise for a job opening, my office fills up with the angry, over-qualified, alcoholic dead-beats and weed smokers… they all have rights of course and I owe them a job. So, Obama says employers need to hire the unemployed? Yeah, sure! Sorry if I sound bitter– this is my last year doing this and then I am going solo/free-lance. While I might earn less, I will have my sanity!

Many non-employers will read this and dismiss it as hyperbole or atypical; those of us who have had burdensome payrolls know it is simply realistic. The issues of high costs and multiple risks are societal and cannot be reduced to econometric quantification; the burdens and entitlements built into the labor market are not fully revealed by statistics."

Not Hiring: The Untold Story of Small Business in America

by Charles Hugh Smith Small business isn’t hiring, and the reasons are invisible to those without an

Christopher Herman 4:47pm Sep 16
"Fortuño: Our recession commenced two full years before it started in the rest of the country. So the economy really was at a standstill at best. Secondly, our state budget deficit was the largest, proportionally speaking, in the country.

reason: Actually worse than California? Illinois?

Fortuño: Much worse proportionally. Forty-four percent of revenues was deficit. So we didn’t have a choice. It’s not like we wanted to do it this way or that way, or we knew it was going to be 20 percent—we just did what was right.

reason: And unemployment at the time was more or less—

Fortuño: Close to 17 percent.

reason: Concretely, what were the first steps that you took to cut the size of government?

Fortuño: Well the first step was to cut my own salary by 10 percent. You have to actually act that way if you are in public service, I feel. I slashed the cabinet secretaries’ salaries by 5 percent, and then we turned to everything else as well. We slashed by 15 percent all government contracts. You know, if you wanted to contract with the government, we’re going to slash 15 percent off right away.

reason: Existing contracts, you ripped up?

Fortuño: Well, we went back to them and said, “You know what, we’re either moving to another place, or we slash 15 percent,” because we always had escape clauses. Contracts do have escape clauses. So we told them, “We cannot continue paying you as if there is no tomorrow.”

We eliminated credit cards from government, official vehicles, cell phones—my cell phone, I pay for it. I travel from my own credit card, and I get reimbursed. And then we had no choice but to turn to an over bloated government bureaucracy. By voluntary and mandatory measures, we slashed 17,000 public employee positions.

reason: Out of a total state sector of…?

Fortuño: Central government was about 140,000. About 12,000 were mandatory, and the balance were voluntary. We just had another voluntary window of early retirement, and we just added another 4,000 to that. The idea is then either to retire altogether, or we had provided them with incentives to create their own businesses or go back to school if they wanted to.

reason: The idea of economics that prevails right now is that if you cut the size of government in the teeth of recession, you’re just going to make a recession into a depression. So this is an interesting experiment—you cut the size and the cost of government. What has happened to the economy in Puerto Rico?

Fortuño: Well from 17 percent, unemployment is down to 14.5 percent, and all economic indicators are moving in the right direction. Actually, by slashing taxes, I’m convinced that it will move even quicker in the right direction. But the truth of the matter is that after being in a recession for five years, this trimester we’re seeing positive numbers in essentially every economic indicator.

reason: You cut government first and then taxes second.

Fortuño: We slashed individual and corporate taxes across the board. On the corporate side we had a 39 percent top corporate rate, plus a 2 percent surtax that was imposed by my predecessor. So it was actually an effective tax rate of 41 percent. We slashed that down to 30 percent this year, and to 25 percent by 2014. On the individual side, we slashed taxes by 25 percent this year, and actually it’s a sliding scale—in the next five years, that will, at the end of the day, save taxpayers an average of 49 percent on their taxes. What happens halfway through it, however, is that we must balance our budget by the end of 2013. If we haven’t balanced our budget, if we’re not meeting our goals on the fiscal side, then we will not be moving to the next phase in 2014, ’15, and ’16. So that makes the taxpayer the watchdog of our tax cuts and the watchdog of a responsible government.

reason: How has the reaction been so far? I imagine that it hasn’t been totally smooth. There must be people who squawk when you cut 17,000 government jobs.

Fortuño: Well, there are some that have a philosophy that the government can handle our money much better than we can. I totally disagree. I believe that, actually, people are working hard, sometimes with two or three jobs, to earn that money. They should keep it. And they know much better than any government how to handle it, starting with my own.

So I went on TV. I’ve been preaching this message. There is some disbelief out there; I’ll be honest with you. People don’t believe that actually we’re slashing taxes as dramatically as we are. Because this had never happened before. The last time in Puerto Rico that the government slashed taxes was over 20 years ago. Ever since then the government has been raising taxes and taking more and more of our own money. We’re moving in the right direction for the first time in a generation. And so there’s some disbelief."
The Governor Who Cut Government

Puerto Rico’s Luis Fortuño on the economic benefits of slashing the state

Christopher Herman 4:45pm Sep 16
"All these analysts also systematically ignore the fact that GDP numbers include government spending. When the federal government pumps trillions of dollars into the economy, it looks as if GDP is growing. When government cuts spending—even cuts within the most inefficient programs—aggregate GDP shrinks.

But that’s misleading. If Washington spends $1 a year on a bureaucrat’s salary, for example, GDP numbers will register growth of exactly $1, whether or not the employee has produced any value for that money. By contrast, if a firm pays an engineer $1, that $1 only shows up in the GDP if the engineer produces $1 worth of stuff to sell. This distinction biases GDP numbers—and the policies based on them—toward ever-increasing government spending.

Furthermore, GDP does not capture changes in personal investment portfolios or changes in private research and development spending. In the last two years, corporate cuts in the latter area have been large but unaccounted for. Also not included in GDP: pension benefits and the U.S. Flow of Funds Accounts balance-sheet information from the Federal Reserve Board. That means that when it comes to GDP, states’ grossly under funded pensions are off the books, along with the loans and purchases conducted under TARP."
Ugly Modeling

Will spending cuts ruin or improve America’s economy?

Christopher Herman 10:10am Sep 16
Merck vaccine scientist Dr. Maurice Hilleman admitted presence of SV40, AIDS and cancer viruses in v

Merck vaccine scientist Dr. Maurice Hilleman admitted presence of SV40, AIDS and cancer viruses in v

Christopher Herman 10:10am Sep 16
Gardasil HPV vaccines found contaminated with recombinant DNA that persists in human blood

Gardasil HPV vaccines found contaminated with recombinant DNA that persists in human blood

Christopher Herman 9:56am Sep 16
The Geography of Obama’s Tanking Approval Ratings

The president’s stated goal of uniting the country may be a lost cause

Christopher Herman 4:18pm Sep 15
Libyan Rebels Accused of 'Ethnic Cleansing,' Black Genocide

NATO-backed rebels in Libya are attacking blacks in what analysts have called war crimes and genocid

Christopher Herman 12:06pm Sep 15
"Texana Hollis, age 101, was evicted from her home this week. In Hollis’ case, she actually owned her home and had managed to make all of her payments after spending nearly 60 years in the house. In 2003, however, her son asked her to sign it over to a reverse-mortgage company for $32,000 to help with home repairs, but now that the centenarian is unable to make ends meet, the bank has kicked her to the curb. On Monday night, Hollis found herself homeless and in need of help, only to be admitted into an emergency room for several anxiety and disorientation."
One dollar house gets foreclosed; 101-year-old granny gets evicted

Christopher Herman 8:58am Sep 15
"Don’t look now, but the fiscal mountain blocking our path is rockier than usually advertised. Why? Because even if House Budget chairman Paul Ryan prevails on every contentious detail of his long-term plan for prosperity, family fragmentation—more severe in the United States than in any other industrialized nation—will make it more difficult than generally assumed to balance our books."
Broken Families, Broken Economy | The Weekly Standard

The sheer numbers are staggering. In round terms, about 40 percent of all births in the United State

Christopher Herman 8:56am Sep 15
At the Bottom of the Slippery Slope | The Weekly Standard

The idea of coupling euthanasia with organ harvesting and medical experimentation was promoted years

Christopher Herman 7:53am Sep 15
Exclusive: NaturalNews obtains documents proving FDA abducted an American citizen in illegal war aga

Exclusive: NaturalNews obtains documents proving FDA abducted an American citizen in illegal war aga

Christopher Herman 7:52am Sep 15
"The peer-review system has not only become corrupted in allowing substandard content into the academic market. It has also been turned into a gate-keeping system for imposing ideological conformity. This speaks not only for science, but for all academic subjects that encourage and insist peer-review status in scholarship, including theology."
MYSTAGOGY: Peer-Review and the Corruption of Science

Christopher Herman 7:50am Sep 15
Publish-or-perish: Peer review and the corruption of science

David Colquhoun: Pressure on scientists to publish has led to a situation where any paper, however b

Christopher Herman 7:47am Sep 15
Skepticism can be just another scheme for avoiding reality | Uncommon Descent

There just isn’t an easy road to truth. There are easy roads, to be sure, but they don’t go there.

Christopher Herman 7:45am Sep 15
"In the Roman Catholic Encyclopedia, the following is written to refute the Protestant and Rationalist argument that the amount of distributed relics of the Holy Cross throughout the world could be compared to the size of a battleship:

The work of Rohault de Fleury, "Mémoire sur les instruments de la Passion" (Paris, 1870), deserves more prolonged attention; its author has sought out with great care and learning all the relics of the True Cross, drawn up a catalogue of them, and, thanks to this labour, he has succeeded in showing that, in spite of what various Protestant or Rationalistic authors have pretended, the fragments of the Cross brought together again would not only not 'be comparable in bulk to a battleship', but would not reach one-third that of a Cross which has been supposed to have been three or four meters in height, with transverse branch of two metres, proportions not at all abnormal (op. cit., 97-179). Here is the calculation of this savant: Supposing the Cross to have been of pine-wood, as is believed by the savants who have made a special study of the subject, and giving it a weight of about seventy-five kilograms, we find that the volume of this Cross was 178,000,000 cubic millimeters. Now the total known volume of the True Cross, according to the finding of M. Rohault de Fleury, amounts to above 4,000,000 cubic millimeters, allowing the missing part to be as big as we will, the lost parts or the parts the existence of which has been overlooked, we still find ourselves far short of 178,000,000 cubic millimetres, which should make up the True Cross.

Today the largest portion of the True Cross can be found on Mount Athos (870,760 cubic millimeters; pictured below), followed by Rome (537,587), Brussels (516,090), Venice (445,582), Ghent (436,456) and Paris (237,731)."
MYSTAGOGY: The Distribution of Pieces of the True Cross

According to pious tradition, the size of the Cross of Christ was fifteen feet in height and eight f

Christopher Herman 7:43am Sep 15
"One time, when I was at the Cell of the Honorable Cross, I had a very beautiful vigil. There gathered in the night many demons on the ceiling. In the beginning they hit with heavy loud noises, and then continue as if they were rolling large tree logs. I would make the sign of the cross on the ceiling while chanting "Your Cross we worship, Master...." When I finished, the logs would start again. "Now," I said, "we will do two dances. One you will do with the logs above and the other I will do below." When I would begin, they would stop. First I would chant "Your Cross we worship", and the next time I would chant "Lord, Your Cross you have given us as a weapon against the devil...." I had a most pleasant night with psalmody, and, when I would stop for a bit, they would continue the entertainment."
MYSTAGOGY: A Night of Entertainment With Elder Paisios

Christopher Herman 7:34am Sep 15
Peterson and Nadler: A Blue-State Bailout in Disguise

In The Wall Street Journal, Paul E. Peterson and Daniel Nadler of Harvard's Kennedy School of Govern

Christopher Herman 7:39pm Sep 14
Present public debt, according to the CBO, is $14.3 trillion. Government programs at a constant will add it up to $23 trillion in 2021. Add off-budget items like Fannie and Freddie, it gets to $30 trillion.
Peter J. Wallison: 'Grand Bargains' Are a Budgetary Dead End

In a Wall Street Journal editorial, Peter J. Wallison says the arithmetic of debt is simple: The tax

Christopher Herman 7:25pm Sep 14
"I deployed three times to Iraq between 2004 and 2010, and my question is this: Why leave any troops in Iraq? Make no mistake, for those of us who have fought and bled and lost close friends and brothers there, we want more than anything to know that the sacrifices were worth it. But what does winning mean? What does completing our mission entail? Never have I seen this clearly articulated or defined. The vision of Iraq as a flowering democracy free of violent extremist attacks and wielding advanced military capability in close alliance with the U.S. was always a utopian fantasy.

That is not to say the U.S. hasn't succeeded in Iraq. On the contrary, we've won.

As good soldiers will do, the troops on the ground defined the mission for themselves. Like many other units, the Special Operations Task Force, for which I served as operations officer, defined success as lowering the level of violence to a point where Iraqi Security Forces can unilaterally maintain a relative, sustainable peace. "Unilateral" meaning the Iraqis can do it themselves, without U.S. assistance. "Relative" meaning that violence is substantially reduced from its peak but is still present. "Sustainable" meaning the stability of the Iraqi government is not threatened despite this modicum of violence.

All this has been achieved. In fact, we've maintained this success since 2008. So why the argument for keeping U.S. troops in Iraq?"
Leif Babin: We've Won in Iraq, So Let's Leave

Leaving 3,000 U.S. troops there would only be an irritant.

Christopher Herman 7:24pm Sep 14
Sadanand Dhume: Pakistan's Low-Grade Civil War

In The Wall Street Journal, Sadanand Dhume writes that violence by Sunni extremists against Shia in

Christopher Herman 2:07pm Sep 14
"The median income for 2010, $47,715, is only within a few dollars of the 1973 statistic, adjusted for inflation, signaling a stagnant level of wage earning over the course of several decades now. CNN reports that while consumer prices have risen by around 150 percent since 1980, people in America bring in an average of only 11 percent more than they did 30 years earlier."
Americans are poorer than ever

More Americans were living in poverty last year than in the entire 52 years that the US Census Burea

Christopher Herman 2:06pm Sep 14
U.S., Romania Sign Interceptor Missile Deal

by RFE/RL The United States and Romania have signed an agreement to base antimissile interceptors in

Christopher Herman 2:04pm Sep 14
"Regular readers of this blog will remember Jeremy Scahill’s report in The Nation last July, about the US Central Intelligence Agency’s expanding operations in Somalia. Since the 2006 US-led Ethiopian invasion, the Western-backed Somali government has been engaged in a brutal war with al-Shabaab, the youth wing of the Islamic Courts Union, which ruled most of the country in the years after 9/11. Scahill revealed that the CIA maintains a growing security complex in the country, located right behind Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport. The complex allegedly contains over a dozen buildings, as well as several metal hangars, which house CIA aircraft. Now a new report by United Press International claims that the clandestine American campaign in the horn of Africa “appears to be growing daily”, and that the CIA complex contains a prison for renditioned militant suspects."
Covert war in Somalia involves CIA, European mercenaries

...the Somali government is using American financial aid to hire European private security firms...

Christopher Herman 2:02pm Sep 14
Ruth Institute Blog » Unbelievable!

The Republican won in NY 9, the special election to fill Anthony Wiener’s seat. This is a complete

Christopher Herman 9:32am Sep 14
"Drug companies practically run the FDA, the EPA and even control the FTC (when was the last time the FTC investigated and prosecuted drug company monopolies?). Drug companies influence the DEA to keep their own drugs legal while the exact same "street" drugs are illegal. They own our elected officials, almost all of which accepted at least some money from drug companies in their last election campaign. Drug companies also own the mainstream media by propping up television networks, cable networks, newspapers, magazines and websites with literally billions of dollars in advertising. On top of that, drug companies heavily influence the medical journals and medical schools, and have effectively limited the entire conventional medical industry to a "drugs and surgery" approach to health, practically censoring nutritional knowledge out of existence."
HPV Vaccine Texas Tyranny -

HPV Vaccine Texas Tyranny

Christopher Herman 9:18am Sep 14
Criticism of the implications drawn from the study...
Testosterone and fatherhood: Are men designed to nurture children?

The study has inspired at least half a dozen politically correct interpretations. Let's examine them

Christopher Herman 8:52am Sep 14
“It could almost be demonized, like, ‘Oh my God, fathers, don’t take care of your kids because your testosterone will drop way down,’ ” said Lee Gettler, an anthropologist at Northwestern University and co-author of the study, published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “But this should be viewed as, ‘Oh it’s great, women aren’t the only ones biologically adapted to be parents.’

The lowering of their testosterone did not prevent the men in the study from having more children. “You don’t need a lot of testosterone to have libido,” Dr. Kuzawa said.

“If guys are worried about basically, ‘Am I going to remain a guy?’ ” Dr. Worthman said, “we’re not talking about changes that are going to take testosterone outside the range of having hairy chests, deep voices and big muscles and sperm counts. These are more subtle effects.”
In Study, Fatherhood Leads to Drop in Testosterone

“A dad with lower testosterone is maybe a little more sensitive to cues from his child, and maybe he

Christopher Herman 4:14pm Sep 13
Polish Abortion Ban Defeated; Pro-Life Leaders Optimistic

Pro-life leaders in Poland remain optimistic despite the narrow defeat of a bill that would have com

Christopher Herman 4:13pm Sep 13
Ron Paul Wants Competing Currencies

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) held hearings Tuesday on his bill HR 1098, the Free Competition in Currency Act

Christopher Herman 10:45am Sep 12
GOP Rep. Sends Email With Federal Job Openings While Advocating For Smaller Federal Government
WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) frequently rails against government spending and the nee

Christopher Herman 8:56pm Sep 9
Villa Mussolini: NATO Wages War on Libya from Italian Ballroom - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - Internation
NATO is planning its bombing raids on Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi from a ballroom once used by M

Christopher Herman 9:15am Aug 29
African Union Refuses Appeals to Recognize Libya’s Rebels

The African Union [AU] has rejected calls for recognition of Libya’s rebel Transitional National Cou

Christopher Herman 9:11am Aug 29
NATO refuses to recognize presidential elections in Abkhazia

Presidential elections held on August 26 in Abkhazia, which NATO refuses to recognize as an independ

Christopher Herman 7:59pm Aug 28
Patron Saints for Modern Challenges by Thomas J. Craughwell- November 2002 Issue of St. Anthony Mess

St. Anthony Messenger Online Edition article on patron saints for modern challenges.

Christopher Herman 7:57pm Aug 28
""I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That's the biggest problem for children in this industry. ... It's the big secret," Feldman said. "
Pedophilia: Hollywood's 'Big Secret,' Actor Says

"There's one person to blame in the death of Corey Haim. And that person happens to be a Hollywood m

Christopher Herman 8:32pm Aug 25
MYSTAGOGY: C.S. Lewis: 'Modern Theology and Biblical Criticism'

The undermining of the old orthodoxy has been mainly the work of divines engaged in New Testament cr

Christopher Herman 8:22pm Aug 25
MYSTAGOGY: Saint Aristokles of Moscow (+1918) and His Prophecies

For more details about St. Aristokles, read Ch. 2 of Living Theology: Russian Spirituality in the 20

Christopher Herman 5:05pm Aug 25
"While many analysts believe that Italy’s ENI and France’s Total could be successful in post-insurrection Libya because of their countries’ heavy support for the rebels, it may all devolve down to a question of funding, and given Beijing’s pockets, despite its caution in its foreign policy, that may well give China the edge."
Libya’s Post Gadhaffi Future – Who gets the Oil?
The key word here is “reconstruction,” a noun conspicuously absent from any statements by the NATO c

Christopher Herman 4:57pm Aug 25
"It is perhaps understandable that fighters of the National Transitional Council, Libya’s rebel umbrella group, have stormed locations in Tripoli that are associated with the regime of deposed Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. Strategic sites such as Bab al-Aziziya, Gaddafi’s compound, government ministries, or even houses belonging to Gaddafi’s large and powerful family, may be deemed legitimate targets. But why are the rebels also selectively attacking foreign embassies in the Libyan capital?"
Why Are Armed Groups Storming Foreign Embassies in Tripoli?
Or could it be that these attacks are not led by the rebels themselves, but by some of their embedde

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